President Cyril Ramaphosa insists he did not deliberately mislead parliament about the R500,000 donation he received from the CEO of corruption accused Bosasa group Gavin Watson, and immediately corrected his statements about that donation as soon as he realised they were not truthful.

Whether public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane accepts that explanation or not will become apparent in the coming weeks, when she is expected to release her long-awaited report on the president and Bosasa, a facilities management company that received an estimated R10bn in government tenders through alleged corruption.

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